ISLAMABAD (APP)- Ministry of Education will re-submit the National Education Policy Draft 2009 to the federal cabinet for approval after incorporating the suggestions from provincial governments. Secretary Education Chaudhry Abdul Rauf here on Wednesday told this news agency the document has been sent to provincial chief ministers on the directives of Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani to make the education policy more comprehensive. Earlier the document was submitted on April 8 in the cabinet but its approval was postponed till next meeting so that the Chief Ministers of provinces can forward their recommendations to make the policy according to needs and challenges facing the new generation. Recently, National Assembly Standing Committee on Education discussed the National Education Draft Policy 2009 in a meeting on April 21 held under the chairmanship of MNA Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali.A seven member sub-committee was constituted under convenership of Zubaida Jalal and its members were Shakeela Khanam Rashid, Tasneem Siddiqui, Begum Nuzhat Sadiq, Farzana Mushtaq Ghani, Mir Ahmadan Khan Bugti and Dr. Nadeem Ehsan, he informed. The sub-committee will also prepare proposals to make the draft education policy more comprehensive and effective. Their valuable suggestions and proposals would be included in formulating the policy on which policymakers are working before the present government came in. The education policy was formulated after thorough consultations with education experts. The objective behind creating and implementing the policy purely was to elevate the standard of education in the country, the Secretary said. The policy will be student-oriented and bring uniformity in provision of educational facilities to the students by encouraging an all-inclusive approach, he added. In the new policy, teaching of English language will be made compulsory from class one. The policy will put into perspective the significance of languages. The planners have made an effort to make the child understand the importance of local languages. Promotion of Urdu language as medium of communication to enhance national integrity will remain the mainstay of the policy. While new and innovative curriculum will be included to enhance capabilities of students to master English, which has increased its stature as international language. The new policy will put a renewed focus on strengthening the private public partnership and take a fresh look at the serious problem of drop out rates at the primary level. The document will put more stress on improving educational facilities in rural areas and give more emphasis on reducing the gender gap. Higher education, which forms a backbone for promoting research in educational institutions and industrial facilities, will get added attention in the new policy.